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6 Crucial Strategies for Effective File Sharing

6 Crucial Strategies for Effective File Sharing

Your business runs on its data, and as such, you need a sound strategy for sharing files and other important information to ensure collaboration goes off without a hitch. You must also do all of this while protecting your sensitive data. What are some best practices that SMBs can utilize for file sharing? Let’s go over them.

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Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern Communication Problems Require Modern Solutions

Small businesses might not be used to having high-quality or top-tier communication solutions available to them, but in today’s fast-paced business environment, they need them to keep up with the many challenges SMBs face. After all, SMBs need all the tools they can muster to outpace the competition. Let’s go over some communication tools that can help you get there.

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Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

The cloud is a remarkable innovation that can enable businesses of all industries and sizes to revolutionize their operations. Have you considered the cloud for some of your business’ infrastructure? If not, you could be missing out on serious operational benefits that could push your company even further. Here are four of the best benefits of cloud computing that we can think of for a modern business.

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How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

How to Make Smarter Decisions About Your Servers

Servers contribute a significant effort toward your computing infrastructure, so it makes sense that you want devices that can fulfill your needs with performance, reliability, and security. To get the most out of your server units, we like to recommend you consider the following six tips when choosing new server hardware.

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It’s Helpful to Understand New Technology

It’s Helpful to Understand New Technology

With technology taking center stage for most businesses over the past couple years, you might consider yourself fairly knowledgeable about most business-related technology out there. Still, we want to cover five that are the most trendy and, coincidentally, pretty great for business, too. Let’s dive in.

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Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized computing could be just the edge your company needs to make a considerable impact on its technology management practices. How can virtualized computing help you overcome the operational and financial barriers in place for your business? Read on to find out more.

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Cloud Regulation Might Be On the Horizon

Cloud Regulation Might Be On the Horizon

Many companies, individuals, and organizations have sought to get the most value out of cloud computing, making it an industry that also requires a certain level of regulation. With its increasing integration into our daily lives, it’s no small wonder that there is a greater effort to control certain aspects of it. Here is what you can expect from cloud regulation in the near future.

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What You Need to Do to Better Secure Your Cloud-Hosted Data

What You Need to Do to Better Secure Your Cloud-Hosted Data

The cloud has become a hugely popular resource for businesses of all sizes to lean on for a multitude of needs, many using it for some form of data storage. While using the cloud for this means, however, it is wise for you to do everything available to secure the data you’ve stored there. Let’s go over a few things that we recommend you do to help protect your data.

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3 Factors You Need to Consider Before You Upgrade

3 Factors You Need to Consider Before You Upgrade

If you consistently find that technology in your office causes more problems than it’s worth, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at what you could be doing better with your infrastructure. We want you to look at failing or inoperable/inefficient technology as an opportunity for improvement rather than another large expense. A good hardware refresh centered around your organization’s needs can revitalize operations and improve your bottom line.

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Does Your Company Need a Tech Refresh?

Does Your Company Need a Tech Refresh?

If your team has trouble using the technology in your office, then you might be staring down an opportunity to completely revolutionize the way your business functions through the use of new business technology. It could be something as simple as your hardware being old or your systems needing a reexamination of your business processes; whatever it is, upgrading your business technology can pave the way forward.

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The Scalability of Cloud Solutions Can Help You Stabilize Your Computing Costs

The Scalability of Cloud Solutions Can Help You Stabilize Your Computing Costs

The cloud as a computing strategy is helping millions of businesses be the best version of themselves. The main reason for this is the inherent scalability that is made available through cloud solutions. Let’s take a look at how scalability benefits a business and how it works.

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What Kind of a Tool is Cloud Computing?

What Kind of a Tool is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is used by just about all businesses in some capacity, but how much should your company rely on it for its important functions? Let’s discuss some of the options you have for your cloud computing infrastructure and how it can all contribute to your business’ continued success.

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Can Software-as-a-Service Be the Answer to Stabilizing Your IT Costs?

Can Software-as-a-Service Be the Answer to Stabilizing Your IT Costs?

How much time does your business invest in software and its management? There are some that you can’t really go without, like email solutions and productivity suites, but you might have other specialized software that also requires attention. When you acquire new software, you can either go the traditional route or you can go the Software-as-a-Service route. Which path is the best choice for your business?

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How to Prevent Cloud-Based Cybercrime in Your Business

How to Prevent Cloud-Based Cybercrime in Your Business

The cloud has given businesses loads of modern ways to approach operations and management, but it has also given cybercriminals access to even more tools to leverage against their victims. Here are some ways cybercriminals are using the cloud, as well as how you can protect against these threats.

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Public Services are Benefitting from the As-A-Service Model

Public Services are Benefitting from the As-A-Service Model

Let’s face it… “government” and “innovation” aren’t usually associated with one another. Despite the finances that these organizations have, these funds are generally spoken for (on top of not always being used as efficiently as they could be). However, some government operations have started embracing cloud services, which has led to benefits for their entire communities.

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Getting All You Can from Cloud Storage Requires Secure Usage

Getting All You Can from Cloud Storage Requires Secure Usage

While we're big proponents of cloud services, including those used for data storage, it is important to point out that it isn't just a matter of having a cloud. Whether you're using your cloud storage as your business' primary data storage or simply using it as a backup, part of your considerations needs to be whether or not your cloud storage remains secure.

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Using Smart Technology in Your Business Might Not Be So Smart

Using Smart Technology in Your Business Might Not Be So Smart

Smart devices have enabled individuals and businesses to push the limits of connectivity, allowing them to have unprecedented amounts of control over their offices and homes. People can turn down their thermostats or lock the front door with the click of a button, as well as control how much power their homes consume. However, security is a pain point for these types of connected devices.

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Data Storage Doesn’t Have to Cost So Much

Data Storage Doesn’t Have to Cost So Much

Have you stopped to consider how much your business spends every year on data storage and warehousing? If not, you might be surprised by how much this process actually costs, both in terms of capital expenses and operational costs. We’d go so far as to say that you’re spending more than you need to.

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Tip of the Week: Build Up Your IT Like an Enterprise

Tip of the Week: Build Up Your IT Like an Enterprise

The primary difference between an enterprise and a small or medium-sized business is simply how big it is. Due to this size, many of the tools used by enterprises are so powerful and dynamic that they can easily be used by businesses much smaller. Let’s take a look at what some of these technologies and processes are.

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3 Things to consider before you sign-up with a cloud services provider

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 More and more SMBs are migrating to the cloud and that is not a surprise considering the numerous benefits the cloud can offer them. For a SMB, the cloud is a cost efficient and secure answer to their growing data needs and IT security requirements. The cloud grows with them and lets them scale their business without worrying about a corresponding rise in IT costs. Plus, with the cloud, the important aspects of security and backups are mostly taken care of by the cloud service provider. And then, there’s the convenience of any-time-anywhere data access. With all these benefits that the cloud brings, what’s there to think about before signing up with a cloud service provider? While are a lot of benefits of storing your data on the cloud, but your data is still yours, so there are a few things you need to know and be comfortable with before you jump onto the cloud.

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